Taking a Career Break to Renew Discussion

Sunday, April 3, 2016 | 10:45 a.m. - noon
CM | 1.25
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Few things can revitalize a career or set a planner on a new career path better than taking a break. This is especially true if that break is for learning. Other planners enhance their careers through research opportunities and study trips. Still others pursue volunteer opportunities to expand their experience or give back to society. 

Through informal discussion, planners are invited to share their strategies for renewal and experiences with programs such as the Loeb Fellows or Guggenheim Fellows. Learn what it takes to apply. Even more critically find out how these experiences shaped planners and their careers. 

Years of dedicated work can lead to burn out. Yet most planners went into the field because they were seriously drawn to planning. Taking a break for renewal can be an excellent strategy for bringing new excitement and energy to the job. Taking a break might even lead your career in a new direction. 

Speakers

Armando Carbonell , FAICP , Lincoln Institute of Land Policy , Cambridge , MA (see bio)
Carolyn Torma , Chicago , IL (see bio)
Eric Eidlin , AICP , Berkeley , CA (see bio)
Jason Claxton , AICP , US NAVY, NAVFAC , FPO AP , 19